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CCNY physicists master unexplored electron property


July 25, 2017

Charge and spin properties of electrons are widely utilized in modern day technologies such as transistors and memories, but another aspect of the subatomic particle has long remained uncharted: the "valley" property. Now, City College of New York (CCNY) physicists have demonstrated how to manipulate the "valley" property using light by placing 2-D semiconductors in a light-trapping structure called microcavity. Full Story

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